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Early Careers

Renishaw offers a wide variety of early career opportunities

Our purpose - Transforming Tomorrow Together

Renishaw is a global provider of manufacturing technologies, analytical instruments and medical devices. Our early careers programmes are integral to our business and we recognise the importance of investing in our people. We have a strong global presence, with over 5,000 employees across 76 locations in 36 countries and over 90% of our sales are made outside the UK. The majority of our R&D and manufacturing is carried out in the UK, primarily in the county of Gloucestershire where our headquarters is based. Throughout our history we have made a significant commitment to research and development with typically around 13% to 18% of annual sales invested in R&D and engineering. We also have manufacturing bases in France, Germany, India, Ireland and the USA.

We work closely with our customers to solve complex engineering and science challenges and improve products and processes. Our unique blend of pioneering research and product innovation helps push the boundaries of what is possible, transforming product performance and touching billions of lives around the world. We have two operating segments: Manufacturing technologies, and Analytical instruments and medical devices.

Diversity and Inclusion

Renishaw recognises that increasing diversity in our company will enable us to be a responsible and productive business that is powered by talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. This is central to our company strategy to provide a great place for our people to work, grow and contribute. The D&I Group purpose: “To establish a more inclusive culture and diverse workforce at Renishaw by promoting equality and diversity through a committed collaborative approach.”

Led by employee representatives, the D&I Group supports diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the business, including celebrating awareness days and providing information to colleagues in the form of videos, online communications, guest speakers and colleague-to-colleague drop-in sessions. We have around 90 D&I champions across our UK sites including members from our early careers community.

Our approach to corporate responsibility

Sustainability is an integral part of our purpose to transform tomorrow together. It is our ambition to become a sustainability leader, working in partnership with our customers, suppliers and local communities to create positive change. In November 2021, we committed to a Net Zero target of 2050, at the latest. We realise that becoming a sustainable business requires a lot more than achieving Net Zero emissions. That is why we have also assessed the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and identified three that are most relevant to our business, and where we believe we can make the greatest impact. We aim to be an inspiring employer, a responsible business, and we recognise the impact we have on our communities around the world. Our many years of CR activities have provided us with a solid foundation to build on as we invest in creating a safe and sustainable future for all.

Early careers at Renishaw

Each of our early careers programmes provide the opportunity for you to contribute to real work that supports the company's purpose and vision. As part of a project team, trusted with your own responsibilities, you will work alongside our world-class technical experts whilst supported by an experienced mentor/manager. We offer a wide selection of graduate schemes, placements and apprenticeships at our Gloucestershire and South Wales sites. We also have a small number of graduate and placement positions at our research centres in Edinburgh and Exeter. We currently employ just under 450 graduates, placements and apprentices mainly based across our Gloucestershire and South Wales sites.

Early careers network

Our early careers network (run by graduates and apprentices) provides a range of social events and activities throughout the year connecting our early careers communities across all sites and programmes.

Whichever early careers pathway you choose to follow, you will become part of a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team working closely to design, develop, deliver and support the best outcomes for our customers.

By joining one of our early careers programmes you will also be able to participate in activities and events run by our Diversity and Inclusion Group or become a Renishaw STEM Ambassador.

You will also be entitled to a wide range of benefits as a UK employee.

Range of benefits

Renishaw careers evening

Come and join us at our information event for school leavers to find out more about our apprenticeships, placements and graduate programmes:


Thursday 9th of February 2023: 18:30 - 19:30 MS Teams.

Register here